Tuesday, May 7, 2013's Lowdown

Question for all you music fans out there: Who is your all-time favorite "magic pipe" player? I'll give you a sec to mull it over. 

Now, for most people, the honest answer should have been "A what?" That is, unless you are already familiar with That 1 Guy, who invented his own special instrument to assist him in his one man band pursuits. So what is a magic pipe? A pair of connected steel pipes with an orchestral bass string attached with a few sample trigger points (see the video below for more from its creator). With his one-of-kind instrument in hand, That 1 Guy forges down the screwball song trail mapped out over the years by Frank Zappa, Les Claypool, Captain Beefhart and others. I guess it's OK to call his music "weird," as long as that's not a negative to you.

See That 1 Guy go his own way Tuesday night at HumBrews, or something else in the Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Larry Likes

Oh no you di'en! Did you say dance company?  PAUL TAYLOR dance company? Would that my dancing shoes had those little Mercury wings so I could get to the Van Duzer even faster.

Events

(Submit yours!)

That1Guy
Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $15 / 21+
"The lovechild of Dr. Seuss, Captain Beefheart, Frank Zappa, Stanley Kubrick and Rube Goldberg." Captain Ahabs Motorcycle Club opens.
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Miranda Farmers' Market
Avenue Cafe / 2-5 p.m.
Located in front of the cafe. Sustainable farms sell local produce direct to the consumer. Runs from May through October.
943-3025 / View Comments

Dale Cavanaugh
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.
John Prine covers.
668-4151 / Web site / View Comments

Anna Hamilton
Angelina Inn / 6 p.m.
Local singer/songwriter/storyteller gets to know you.
725-5200 / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt Cribbage Club
Moose Lodge / 6:15-9:30 p.m. / $7
Muggins! Get your weekly crib on.
444-3161 / View Comments

Buddy Reed
Libation / 7 p.m.
Local bluesman gets low down. Accompanied by Andy Fihn.
825-7596 / Web site / View Comments

CR Jazz Orchestra
College of the Redwoods / 7 p.m. / Free
Evening of standards and modern jazz. Directed by Bill Allison.
476-4100 / View Comments

Shugafoot
SpeakEasy / 7 p.m.
Local jazz/blues band gets it done.
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 8 p.m.
Your Lowdown go on the record as saying that Chris Clay is Humboldt's most pro karaoke jockey. We know this stuff.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $45 / $15 HSU student
Sensuous, provocative and often hysterically funny. One of the most honored dance companies in the world
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

Pressure/Anya DJs
Jambalaya / 9 p.m.
Game Night from 6-9 p.m. and Taco Tuesday.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • 42: 11:50, 2:45, 5:45, 8:45
  • BIG WEDDING: 12:05, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10, 9:30
  • EVIL DEAD: 4:30, 9:40
  • IRON MAN 3 2D: 11:45, 2:50, 5:55, 7:45, 9:00
  • IRON MAN 3 3D: 12:00, 1:45, 3:05, 4:50, 6:15, 8:00, 9:20
  • JURASSIC PARK 3D: 2:30, 5:30, 8:30
  • OBLIVION: 12:20, 2:10, 3:15, 5:15, 6:20, 8:15, 9:15
  • OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN: 1:35, 6:50
  • PAIN AND GAIN: 11:55, 3:00, 6:00, 9:05
  • PLACE BEYOND THE PINES: 2:00, 5:25, 8:35
  • THE CROODS 2D: 12:10, 2:40, 5:10
Fortuna Theatre
  • IRON MAN 3: 3:15, 5:30, 6:15
  • IRON MAN 3 IN 3D: 4:30, 7:30
  • OBLIVION: 4:05, 6:55
  • PAIN & GAIN: 3:40, 6:35
  • THE CROODS: 4:40, 7:00
Garberville Theater
  • GI JOE: RETALIATION: 7:30
Mill Creek Cinema
  • 42: 5:25, 8:30
  • BIG WEDDING: 4:10, 6:30, 8:50
  • IRON MAN 3 2D: 3:10, 6:15, 8:10, 9:20
  • IRON MAN 3 3D: 2:50, 5:55, 9:00
  • JURASSIC PARK 3D: 6:45
  • OBLIVION: 3:00, 6:00, 9:10
  • PAIN AND GAIN: 3:20, 6:20, 9:25
  • SCARY MOVIE 5: 4:25, 9:30
  • THE CROODS 2D: 3:05, 5:40
Minor Theatre
  • IRON MAN 3 2D: 5:30, 8:40
  • MUD: 6:10, 9:05
  • PLACE BEYOND THE PINES: 5:45, 8:50

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